BESPOKE COOKING RETREAT IN 16TH CENTURY’S RUSPOLI CASTLE
Tailor – Made Cooking Retreat
Minimum 4 – Max 9 Travellers
Immerse yourself in La Tuscia culinary traditions and experience the magical blend of history, art, gastronomy and warm hospitality that only Castello Ruspoli can offer.
TraveLoving is delighted to collaborate with Castello di Ruspoli with an extraordinary bespoke Cooking Retreat in a 16th century Medieval Castle, home of the most important Renaissance Garden in Europe.
Throughout the Retreat, you will enjoy the morning breakfast in the garden, discover the territory and enjoy informal cooking classes with the family chef Mirella Piccioni, and learn how to make traditional local dishes while having an aperitivo. We will use local vegetables from the farmers and fresh fish from the lake of Vico and Bolsena. We will prepare delicious antipasti misti, primi piatti & dolci of the Tuscia tradition.
During the retreat you will discover Tuscia’s beautiful villages surrounded by olives and vineyards. You will visit historical Villas and Palazzi, Laghi and Giardini. During your free time you’ll be able to relax in the Castello Ruspoli Garden and as a local, walking into the charming historical village of Vignanello where you can enjoy an italian espresso together with locals.
At the end of the Retreat you’ll come away with an unforgettable authentic experience in untouched Italy.
“TraveLoving explores a magical expanse of renaissance ruins and papal palaces run by meditating princesses and wine-growing poets”
Castello Ruspoli is situated in the medieval town of Vignanello, 70 km from Rome and a mere 18km away from Viterbo, the second largest city in the region of Lazio. Surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and Italy’s largest producers of hazel nuts, the region known as Tuscia, offers extensive range of organic products. The Ruspoli Castle has belonged to the same family since 1500. To this day the descendants continue to take care of it with great love and passion. Thus the guests of the castle will have the unique opportunity not only to live in the Castle but also to experience the way of life and the traditional hospitality of its owners.
Accommodation | Relaxation, Comfort and Charm
Located on the second floor of the Castle and decorated by Verde Visconti they all have the best view of the Renaissance Garden. In the apartment there are four bedrooms with bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room. It is ideal for a small group or family that wants to spend a few days in a castle and wants to explore its magnificent surroundings. The apartment is separate from the activities organized by the owners. In addition to the 4-room apartment, there are also one suite located on the main floor of the castle.
During the retreat, we can offer you the following program which can be adapted to your requests
Castello Ruspoli, Vignanello
Arrive at Ruspoli Castle and accomodation in suites
Guided visit of Ruspoli Castle
Evening walk at Vignanello and dinner at local Osteria
Caparola, Villa Farnese and Lago di Vico
Excursion to Caparola and visit of Villa Farnese
Light lunch and after-lunch walk Lago di Vico
Cooking Class : Antipasti Misti della Tuscia, dinner and Vignanello’s wine tasting
Castello Ruspoli, Free Time and Cooking Class
Free morning and all the guest are welcome to enjoy visiting grocery local stores and farmers where we will
buy the fresh ingredients for the cooking class
Evening: I Primi Piatti della Tuscia: Cooking Class with Aperitivo and Dinner
Bomarzo, Balthus Castle … and Civita Di Bagnoregio
Excursion to Castello Balthus
Free lunch in Bagnaia
Walk through the historic center of Viterbo
Afternoon with apero dinner at Civita di Bagnoregio
Free Time and Cooking Class
Evening: I Pesci del Lago, Cooking Class with Aperitivo and Dinner
Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano and back to Rome
Check – Out
Visit of Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano
Transfer to Rome
*If you would like to spend the weekend in Rome, TraveLoving Retreat will be happy to recommend you a hotel, restaurants and museums without any compromise and extra costs.
The Program Includes:
5 Night in Double Suite with Breakfast
Guided Tour of Castello Ruspoli
Excursion to Caprarola and Lago di Vico with visit of Villa Farnese
Excursion to Bomarzo, Viterbo and Civita di Bagnoregio with guided visit Castello Balthus and Bomarzo Garden
X1 Light Lunch, Lago di Vico (alcoholic drinks not included )
X2 Apero Dinner ( alcoholic drinks included )
X3 Cooking Class with Dinner Aperitivo & Wine
Guided visit of Castello Odescalchi, and transfer to Rome or Airport
- flights and all travel/transfers from the Airport
- Travel & Medical Insurance
- any meals and attractions not specified in the itinerary
- tips and gratuities for guides, drivers and villa staff
- any additional travel expenses associated with extended stays
*To reach Catello Ruspoli, Vignanello, the nearest airports are Rome or Ciampino airport.
Number of participants: Min 4 – Maximum 9
AVERAGE PRICES ACCORDING THE PROGRAM AND ACCOMMODATION FOR 5 NIGHTS – 6 DAYS:
– Retreat in Classic Double Room: 2.550€ pp
– Retreat in Classic Double Room, solo occupancy: 3.150€
– Retreat in Suite, double occupancy : 2.950€ pp
– Retreat in Suite, solo occupancy : 3.750€
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How to get
From Milan / Rome: Highway A1 Exit Orte continue for Vasanello and then Vignanello.
From Rome: Cassia Bis exit Civita Castellana continue on Cassia Cimina signs for Caprarola-Fabbrica di Roma-Vignanello.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
All prices are gross prices (including taxes).
TraveLoving Retreat reserves the right to adjust prices.
All payments must be settled before the start of the service. Further details on the exact timing can be found below. Payment will be made as shown on the website.
To make a reservation we require a 50% deposit per person, the balance 90 days before arrival.
Bookings less than 90 days before the start of the trip: 100%
The remaining travel price is due at the latest 90 days before departure. Detailed information on payment can be found in the booking confirmation.
You can withdraw from the trip at any time before the start of the trip by a written statement addressed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you withdraw from the travel contract or do not start the trip, we can claim compensation for the travel arrangements made and for our expenses.
The cancellation fees that we can demand in the event of cancellation of the trip per registered participant are as follows, unless otherwise stated (percentage of the total price of the trip):
- Notification more than 90 days before the start of the trip: 50% of the balance paid (not including the non refundable deposit)
- Notification less than 90 days before the start of the trip: 100% of the total balance paid
In the event that TraveLoving for any reason is forced to cancel the Retreat, each participant will be fully refunded.